Non-destructive PGR detection in kiwifruit

M. Ritota*, S. Marconi, S. Cozzolino, A. Taglienti, L. Leita, P. Sequi, M. Valentini, G. Ceredi

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging spectroscopy was used to reveal the effect of the plant growth regulators cytokinin and auxin on 'Hayward' kiwifruits at any stage of cultivation and ripening. The internal morphology was determined in order to depict structural features related to the hormone treatments. T 2-weighted MRI images showed different internal tissue organization depending on the use and the type of PGR. Transverse relaxation times allowed the recognition of cytokinin-treated samples, while greyscale analysis was used to identify auxin-treated kiwifruits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010)
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Postharvest Technology in the Global Market
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789066053786
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
ISSN (Print)0567-7572


  • Non-destructive analysis
  • Synthetic hormones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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